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One Side of the Wall
Every Oxbow citizen is paired with their future mate based on a compatibility test they take at the age of 9.
The Partner Assignment.
Unfortunately I am paired with William Inch, the Dwarf Kid. It’s been 8 years since Partner Assignment Day… 8 years of indifference between us.
It is Year 149, after the end of the world. I’m an Outsider in Oxbow City, entrapped by concrete walls of water to keep the dangers out and its elite citizens protected, controlled, and brainwashed. When I witness something life threatening, something that makes me question our timeline regarding the end of the world, I must use my connection to Will and create a fake relationship between us to avoid being arrested. Our Partnership, and the Partner Assignment system, will be tested in our quest for answers.
In our journey to find the truth, can Will and I survive the threats within the city and what lies beyond?
Trigger Warnings: Violence, references to rape, and creepy monsters. I recommend this book to a 14+ audience and reader discretion is advised.
Painted on the Wall
The Partner Assignment will provide you with your best-suited match, not your soulmate.
As our journey continues, we are forced to navigate dangerous uncharted territory in Oxbow City. William Inch, my assigned partner, has become my devoted ally and yet our views of the ideologies enforced by the City Council vary greatly.
The lies are piling up and my cover stories are wearing thin.
Rebellious Outsiders within the city jeopardize the social order and safety of citizens, and radical Outsiders beyond the wall leave threatening messages forewarning their unnerving agenda. Emotions run high as we are faced with supernatural, political, and moral ultimatums that neither of us can survive without the other. As the Dwarf Kid's unofficial secret keeper, I am trapped in the Partner Assignment system with him for better or for worse.
Can our faith in The Partner Assignment continue to protect us as we uncover the mysteries behind both sides of the wall?
Trigger Warnings: Violence, references to rape, and coarse language. I recommend this book to a 14+ audience and reader discretion is advised.
NOTE: BOOK 3 IN PROGRESS
If you enjoyed books 1 and 2 then stay tuned for more news on what happens to Aurora and Will in book 3!
The Partner Assignment Trilogy
Aurora was born outside the wall, where those who were too poor to enter the city 149 years ago are struggling to survive. She is the Outsider generously selected to live behind the safety of the wall, in the prestigious Oxbow City in Year 141, never to cross the wall again.
And she is now engaged to William Inch, the Dwarf Kid.
When Aurora uses her connection with Will to avoid being arrested, will their fake relationship force her to confront the real human emotions she's been suppressing ever since she entered the city?
Fun Facts: She likes gymnastics, dance class, and swimming. She is fluent in sign language and hates birthday cake.
Character Inspo: Isabelle Lightwood - The Mortal Instruments (Shadowhunters)
The Partner Assignment Trilogy
Will was born and raised inside Oxbow City, never having stepped beyond the wall. His reputation is permanently stamped as the Dwarf Kid. His strict and abusive father is the Commander of the Protection, the military organization which guards the city, making his family wealthy and famous.
And he is now engaged to Aurora Lovejoy, the Outsider.
After years of indifference, Aurora pretends they are a couple to avoid being arrested, and Will joins in the charade to keep her safe from the City Council. Aurora looks at him like she needs him, a powerful feeling he's never experienced. But will he become too invested in their fake relationship, or does he stand a real chance?
Fun Facts: He is skilled in archery, always fiddles with a pocket knife when thinking, and is a survivalist. He is deathly allergic to peanuts, loves board games, and hates haircuts.
Character Inspo: Peeta Mellark - The Hunger Games